Nominations Now Open for Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year Award

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling? Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the first annual Business Recycler of the Year Award.

The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to tom.nagawiecki@lacnm.us.

“Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a little extra thought and effort. The County wants to recognize those businesses who are committing the necessary resources to waste reduction and recycling,” said Tom Nagawiecki, Management Analyst for the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division. “The program is also a great opportunity to promote recycling in the business community and get more businesses participating in the program. The County recently lowered the fees associated with business recycling. Recycling conserves resources, protects the environment and could save your business money.”

The nomination period will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Environmental Services staff will judge entries and narrow them down to the top three finalists, who will be asked to provide further information about their recycling program. This information will then be published on the Environmental Services webpage and in the local media, and the public will vote to select the 2013 Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year. Voting will officially open Nov. 4 and close Nov. 22. The winner will be announced at the Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce Golden Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Nov. 30.

For more information about the contest, contact Tom Nagawiecki at 505-662-8383 or tom.nagawiecki@lacnm.us. Visit the Los Alamos County Environmental Services webpage at www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen for more information on waste and recycling services.

 

 

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